Lisa, this new work captures everything about living in Victoria (B.C.)--maybe a lot of cities. Don't look behind the curtain, the stratosphere, the bottle-tans. Their faces blank and dead and half-dead. Don't look down the pipes or in the basement. Don't open that little door.
I have a slightly different opinion of the 'look behind the curtain' idea.Yes its true that looking behind the surface of many things, especially large corporations, governments, etc. would reveal some not-too-pleasant workings and motivations, but what if you look behind that curtain as well.Its there that you see the hurting and loss and dashed dreams, etc that make people into what they are. Also you'll find people who behind the curtains are real and honest and light...people who deal with the same things everyone else does but have found a way to get some deeper satisfaction out of life. Don't stop by looking behind the first curtain...get back to the real inner workings of things and see what makes them tick. It is there that I believe we can really make a difference in our own lives, the lives of those around us, and slowly society as a whole.
Jasmine: Cool. I like that you took it there. It's why I love collaborating with writers. They always lend a new perspective.Carl: I can see that. My point is that we are too busy running on the wheel to be able to look past our noses. I think we both agree that whatever needs to be done, it begins with opening our eyes and looking around.
MO310 was my bidding number at LACon IV. Good news/bad news. Good for you: I helped get the final bid for DENIAL from $280 to $400+. Bad news for me: I did not know about Waiting for the Wall.The only other Worldcon during which I bought art at auction was Torcon II (1973) and that was a voice auction.I printed the last bid before the 2 p.m. Saturday silent bid deadline, waited until 2 p.m., and left.When I went to collect DENIAL, the clerk told me that I had no winning bids. "Did you wait for the wall?," she asked me. I guess that the wall is the collection of art show staff who from the back of the hall at 2 p.m. walk forward and shoo out all non-art show staff.I walked to DENIAL and saw that a higher bid than mine had been entered, after 2 p.m.Now I know what Edie Stern meant a few minutes before 2 p.m. when she told me "I have to guard my bid."Should you do a similar work to DENIAL, Lisa, I am interested.
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